TIFFANY’S PAST: This fall, Tiffany & Co. will look to its past with two projects, a new book and exhibit, to examine and celebrate its impact on American design.
In the book "Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co.," author John Loring, the jeweler’s design director, examines the legacy of Louis Comfort Tiffany, founder Charles Lewis Tiffany’s son, who led the American Art Nouveau movement with his stained-glass lamps and window designs. "With writing my 12th book about Tiffany & Co., it became more and more obvious what an important role Louis Comfort Tiffany had here," said Loring. "He was the Mr. Tiffany of Tiffany & Co., its principal designer, and the two things are inextricably linked."
The book includes 350 images of iconic jewelry, decorative objects, enamels, ceramics and objects from 1902 to 1918. Among them is a large gourd-shaped copper tray with iridescent enamel decoration depicting gourd vines, leaves and flowers; a dragonfly brooch with black opals, green garnets and iridium, and a peacock necklace with a center medallion made of a mosaic of opals, amethysts and sapphires. The book is being published by Harry N. Abrams Inc. and will be available at Tiffany for $60.
From Sept. 4 to 17, Tiffany will be using the main floor of its Fifth Avenue flagship to showcase the exhibit "Quality Time: The Legacy of Tiffany Timepieces From the Tiffany & Co. Archives." The exhibition’s 30 timepieces are taken from the company’s archives, and pieces on show include a gem-set and green enamel lapel watch with gold dolphins, cattails and lily pads; gold pocket watches, and the American Wild Rose Lapel Watch in gold, diamonds and enamel, which was created exclusively for Tiffany’s gold-medal exhibit at the 1889 Paris World Fair.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion